After a dominant performance this week, Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek won the 2022 Qatar Open title, defeating Estonian fourth seed Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-0. After her victory, the emotional Iga dedicated her victory to “those who are suffering in Ukraine”.
“I want to show my support to all the people who are suffering in Ukraine. Pretty hard to say (sobs),” 20-year-old girl said in a court interview.
“When I saw those pictures, I was really moved. I wouldn’t even, you know, imagine things like that happening in the country next to me. I hope everyone is at peace in the end,” she added.
Furthermore, she also emphasizes how sport can connect people across borders and become a source of joy for everyone, despite everything that is dividing them.
“I hope they can all stay safe and that sport will connect and bring us joy, despite everything that is dividing us,” she speaks.
Swaitik’s run for dominance in Doha
Iga beat three players in the top 10 on the way to the title. The way she beat Kontaveit speaks volumes about her talent, as the Estonians arrive at the tournament in hot form and appear in the ninth final since the start of the 2021 season.
Iga now has two WTA 1000-level titles, like the previous one last year when she beat Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-0 in the final in Rome last year.
After this overwhelming victory, Iga will take 3rd place 5th in the world when the rankings are announced next week.
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